NORTHFIELD CENTER — Closing out the year at a special meeting Dec. 21, township trustees approved temporary appropriations of $1.69 million for the first quarter of 2019.

Of that total, $371,250 is included in the general fund, the breakdown of which is as follows: Administrative, $204,900; lighting, $8,000; parks and recreation, $8,500; zoning, $13,450; and highway maintenance / leaf program, $105,000.

Appropriations for other funds are as follows: road and bridge, $361,525; motor vehicle license tax, $4,000; gasoline tax, $80,000; police district, $523,750; inheritance tax / interest / miscellaneous, $10,000; wheelchair lift / ADA fund, $1,000; ODNR recycle and litter prevention, $200; cash performance bond, $20,000; permission motor vehicle license tag fund, $5,000; and unclaimed funds, $3,062.

Final appropriations for the first quarter of 2018 were $355,850 in the general fund and $1.67 million overall.

The Summit County Budget Commission has determined that residential and agriculture real estate value in the township for 2019 is $140.1 million, with other property value at $20.33 million and public utility personal value at $2.96 million for a total valuation of $163.35 million.

The budget commission also determined tax levies to be collected in 2019 will generate $1.84 million for the township.

The breakdown of those levies are: Road improvement, $218,848; police fund, $224,466; police fund, $468,959; police protection, $153,990; fire and EMS, $312,640; general, $351,206; and road and bridge, $111,079.

In final action Dec. 21, trustees appointed Verner Rudder to the board of zoning appeals and Gregory Yakich to the zoning commission, effective Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2023.

Reporter Ken Lahmers can be reached at 330-541-9400 Ext. 4189 or